Corvallis Man in Custody After Suspicious Death Investigation of Infant Daughter

Posted on February 28, 2023

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On Sunday, February 26, 2023, at approximately 3:00 pm, Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies responded to the 1700 block of NE Conifer Blvd, Corvallis, for a call of an unconscious two-month-old female.

Medics transported the baby immediately to the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis where the infant was pronounced deceased.

After an initial investigation, BCSO detectives arrested the 27-year-old father, Andrew Levi Oaks, for Criminal Mistreatment in the first degree. An autopsy later this week will determine additional charges.

Oaks is currently lodged at the Benton County Jail where he is scheduled for an arraignment hearing this afternoon, February 27, 2023.

Persons with additional information about case #22-526 are asked to email the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at BentonCoSheriff@co.benton.or.us or call their anonymous tipline at 541-753-8477.

This is an ongoing investigation; no other details are being released at this time. Information going forward will come from the Benton County District Attorney’s Office.

BCSO would like to thank Corvallis Fire and Corvallis Police Departments for their assistance with this case.

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